Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.66s Largest Contentful Paint
0.72s SpeedIndex
1.28s First CPU Idle
1.28s Time To Interactive
1.5s Visually Complete
2.06s Fully Loaded

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#2 THE GUARDIAN
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.56s Largest Contentful Paint
1.66s SpeedIndex
5.3s Visually Complete
6.63s First CPU Idle
6.63s Time To Interactive
11.32s Fully Loaded

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.12s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.52s SpeedIndex
2.11s Largest Contentful Paint
2.33s First CPU Idle
2.33s Time To Interactive
2.7s Fully Loaded
2.8s Visually Complete

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#4 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.3s Largest Contentful Paint
0.6s Start Render
1.35s SpeedIndex
4.2s First CPU Idle
4.2s Time To Interactive
4.26s Fully Loaded
4.5s Visually Complete

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#5 BILD
0.08s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.14s Largest Contentful Paint
2.58s SpeedIndex
6s First CPU Idle
6s Time To Interactive
15s Visually Complete
16.33s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.57s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
0.96s SpeedIndex
1.2s Visually Complete
1.32s First CPU Idle
1.32s Time To Interactive
1.57s Fully Loaded

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#7 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
1s Start Render
2.76s SpeedIndex
3.71s Largest Contentful Paint
8.31s First CPU Idle
8.31s Time To Interactive
8.4s Visually Complete
9.75s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.08s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.81s SpeedIndex
2.69s Largest Contentful Paint
2.7s Visually Complete
4.33s First CPU Idle
4.33s Time To Interactive
4.49s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.12s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.12s Largest Contentful Paint
1.44s SpeedIndex
2.96s First CPU Idle
2.96s Time To Interactive
16s Visually Complete
18.43s Fully Loaded

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#10 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.74s SpeedIndex
3.52s Largest Contentful Paint
3.68s First CPU Idle
3.68s Time To Interactive
4.6s Visually Complete
8.06s Fully Loaded

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